Church Farm House

First rate hospitality and delicious food…

A warm Anglo-American welcome, ably assisted by Bonnie the Dog, awaits you at this beautifully restored Grade II listed thatched Norfolk farmhouse. Followed shortly by tea and homemade cakes in the wonderful garden, conservatory or lounge, weather dependent.

The three bed and breakfast en-suite bedrooms on the first floor (Rossini, Vivaldi, and Verdi) are named after composers as befits the home of two musicians. All have fine views of St Nicholas Church, built using knapped flint.

Your hosts are avid cooks who especially enjoy dining with their guests and sharing their inventive style of food using the best of the local ingredients available. The food and décor of the house are both enhanced by their travel experiences in many lands.

The garden at Church Farm House is just under an acre, with two ponds to enhance its charm. Richard prides himself on the changing seasonal displays that the garden offers. Especially colourful are the many varieties of spring tulips, the brilliant summer begonias, late summer dahlias and the hanging baskets filled with winter pansies. The patio, gazebo, swing, and hammock all offer Wolsey Lodge guests comfortable outdoor seating.

Your B&B Hosts

Richard and Georgia Bassett originally came to England to teach music. After their international teaching career, they moved to North Lopham where they enjoy sharing life in the countryside with their B&B guests. Church Farm House is also the headquarters for The Association for Music in International Schools, an international music charity which they founded.


Church Farm House is well-situated piece of luxury in the village of North Lopham, ideal for visits to Norwich, Bury St. Edmunds, the Suffolk heritage coast, the North Norfolk coast, the Broads and a host of National Trust houses and gardens.


01379 687 270


Closed January

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Richard & Georgia Bassett
Church Farm House
Church Farm House, Church Road, North Lopham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2LP, England

Tel: 01379 687 270
Mob: 07920 488201


Prices are per Room, per Night inclusive of breakfast
1 Single (4') Vivaldi B&B Room (en suite) £70
1 Super King/Twin (6') Verdi B&B Room (en suite) £110 (£80 single occupancy)

1 King Size (5') Four Poster Rossini B&B Room (en suite) £110 (£80 single occupancy)

Four-course candle-lit dinner £30 per person